Hello and welcome to Year Three!
Class Teacher: Mrs Ferguson (Mon, Tues, Wed)
Miss Riddell (Wed, Thurs, Fri) &
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sandell
Autumn Term 2020
Hello Year 3 and Welcome back!
This term we will be learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be looking at how the landscape was used during these periods to support the developments of settlements. This will include a case study focusing on the settlement of Skara Brae and others like it from it's time. We we will also be exploring how man used tools and how they advanced through each age.
In English, we will be using the text by Satoshi Kitamura 'The Stone Age Boy'. This time slip story will encourage the children to travel back in time and think about life in the Stone Age. They will be encourage to use Talk for Writing skills to explore scenes and vocabulary used in the text. The children will be creating their own recount story. We will look forward to reading and sharing them with you at the end of term.
Our class reading book will be the wonderful 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams. This follows a character Elsie who is an orphan who runs away from her home and goes on an adventure to find the 'Ice Monster'. We are hoping that they will become enthused by the characters and the journey that is set in the story, and will be able to use ideas from this story in their writing.
In Maths, we will be focusing o place value and decimal placing. The children will be thinking about the value of numbers and how these are partitioned using visual math strategies. The children will also be learning/recapping their multiplication tables and number relationships. They will be using the four operations in both practical activities and when problem solving. Children will have access to TTrockstars at home to support them with their times table and division facts. If you require a reminder about their log in details please contact a member of the Year 3 team.
The children are enrolled on accelerated Reader which provide comprehension quizzes. The results of these can be viewed at home.
Children use a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, and you to share information about children's progress in Accelerated Reader. You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. Children have been given their user names and passwords. To log in to Renaissance Home Connect Website: https://Ukhosted102.renlearn.co.uk/2236540/HomeConnect
If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link.
Home Learning Expectations and Routines
Home Learning will be set via a online system Purplemash or teams home on a Friday and will be expected back by the following Friday– we are currently developing how we set home learning. We will share more details of how to sign into your home learning account during our Meet the Teacher session.
Spelling Home Learning will go out on a Friday and the children are tested during the following week.
Your child will bring home a book to enjoy as a shared read. Please support your child in reading this book together at least twice per week.
Please could you sign their Reading Diary to say they’ve read with you. This will ensure they move up the ‘Rainbow Reading’ board. The children will be encouraged to ensure their reading book has been seen by the teacher and will be expected to become more independent in Year 3 and change their books regularly themselves.
Outdoor PE is on a Thursday and Indoor PE is on a Tuesday. Please try to make sure your child is able to take part safely and comfortably, by having an appropriate kit for the weather. Children can come to school in their PE kit and stay in this all day!